Mark Graybill wrote:
> The science behind what I mentioned is fundamental - it is not strictly for
> software types.
Agreed. My descriptions were not intended to imply that because it is
not a software team, Scrum and agile principles don't apply. The most
certainly do apply.
> It so happens that the (Simula) research behind Planning Poker came from
> some intuition certain aspects of fundamental and group psychology was
> behind the elusiveness of sofwtare estimation and geared their experiments
> accordingly. But the science underpinning the research and results is
> applied to any similar context.
> So remove the terms related to software and put terms that make sense in
> your context.
I'm introducing agile practices a step at a time. First then need to
try and find a story and task tracking system that improves the team,
like a team board can do. I see this as the the place where the highest
and quickest payoff will come.
Then, improved planning and estimation techniques will come into play.
I have planning poker cards (Thanks, Cochango!) ready to go.
> So why not give it a shot?
I most certainly will!